The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has warned it may ballot for industrial action.
That's if the Government doesn't come with proposals to reverse the consultant recruitment crisis within 21 days.
The IMO has issued the warning after it met Department of Health, HSE, and Department of Public Expenditure and Reform officials.
It says "regrettably the Government failed to put forward any proposals to address the crisis in consultant recruitment".
IMO today met with officials from the Dept of Health, the Health Service Executive and the Dept of Public Expenditure and Reform. Regrettably at this meeting the Government failed to put forward any proposals to address the crisis in Consultant recruitment. #FightForFairness— Irish Medical Organisation (@IMO_IRL) October 17, 2019
In light of the inaction of the Government, we have been left with no choice but to set a 21-day deadline for the receipt of serious proposals to address the Consultant recruitment crisis, or we will proceed to ballot Consultant and NCHD members for industrial action— Irish Medical Organisation (@IMO_IRL) October 17, 2019